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Poster: Moongleam Date: Jun 12, 2010 5:04pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Devil's Cargo Copyright Status?

The text of the copyright registers at HathiTrust was produced by G00GLE by scanning the paper books and then OCRing.

Since the text contains many, many errors, my lookup program uses a fuzzy, fault-tolerant matching routine that ought to find the movie even if the title isn't spelled perfectly.

However, there is a slight chance that the entry for this movie was lost or too badly mangled during the scanning and OCRing.

If anyone else has information about the copyright status of this film, please advise.

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Poster: HektorT Date: Jun 14, 2010 2:01pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Devil's Cargo Copyright Status?

The original reg number from the 1948 copyright record is LP1540, 1Mar48

Maybe you can search on that info as a double check?

But the registration also indicates, "based on the character, 'The Falcon' created by Michael Arlen'" So if the character is trademarked it may be a no go anyway.

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Poster: Moongleam Date: Jun 14, 2010 5:42pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Devil's Cargo Copyright Status?

Using grep to search for LP1540 turns up nothing.

I wish that Video-Cellar would help.